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Controversial Kroger merger plan unsurprisingly heads for courtroom

The fate of Kroger’s plan to merge with Albertsons rests in the hands of a US judge. It would be a shock if the deal proceeds.

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US FDA allows new claim that yogurt may reduce diabetes risk

Danone had submitted a petition to the FDA to review the correlation of yogurt consumption and the reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

Unilever to cut fewer jobs at Knorr plant in Germany, union says

At the end of January, union officials said Unilever planned to close three lines at the facility.

Nomad Foods bets on A&P thrust to halt streak of volume declines in 2024

Europe’s largest frozen foods supplier does expect more muted organic growth as price effect fades.

UK’s Bernard Matthews to shut cooked meat facility

Operations at the plant in Great Witchingham in Norfolk will draw to a close at the end of the month.

South Africa’s RCL to unbundle and list Rainbow chicken arm

RCL Foods suggested the move will “enable both businesses to pursue their respective growth ambitions".

New Culture raising new funds amid investor “bullishness” about animal-free dairy

The group's casein product was deemed Generally Recognised as Safe last month.

Norway’s Scandza to hand off baked goods brand to Danish investors

The transaction is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2024.

Beyond Meat’s gloomy sales outlook, Freshpet gloats on profits, Kroger mega-merger grinds to halt – Just Food’s week in data

Each week, we bring you a snapshot of the news through data.